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Incredible Women

Episode 2: Helen McKee

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Jeremy meets MI5 whistleblower Helen McKee, who is currently holed up in the broom cupboard at the Manuellan Embassy. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

Watching the Russians

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Beginning with the rise of Russophobia in Victorian Britain, former MI5 director general Stella Rimington explores our love-hate relationship with Russia over the past 150 years. Show more

Great Lives

Series 34

Stella Rimington on Dorothy L Sayers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for over a year

Dame Stella Rimington explains her fascination with the life and writing of Dorothy L Sayers. With Matthew Parris. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Rimington

Woman's Hour

Media diversity; Bullying; Female spies

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

The need for a greater diversity of women in the media, how bullying can affect academic success, and the role of women in spying with an archive interview from Stella Rimington. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Liam Hackett
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Rose
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Rimington
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Andrew
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Asumadu
Interviewed Guest:
Sunny Singh
Interviewed Guest:
Sos Eltis
Interviewed Guest:
Tori Reeve
Producer:
Nicola Swords

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Al Murray is joined by former director of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington, political comedian Matt Forde and film expert Matthew Sweet for a fresh look at the great British spy movie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Al Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Rimington
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Forde
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Producer:
Matt Nida
Executive Producer:
Jamie Isaacs
Production Company:
Liberty Bell Productions

Free Thinking

Virginia Woolf Portraits, Richard Flanagan, Medical History, The Security Services in Fiction

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Anne McElvoy. Including portraits of Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery, Richard Flanagan's new novel, the security services in fiction and medical history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Spalding
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Flanagan
Interviewed Guest:
Alun Withey
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Rimington
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Judd
Producer:
Harry Parker

The One Show

02/08/2011

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by comedian Justin Lee Collins. The former head of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington reveals what makes an ideal spy. Show more

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Single women seeking IVF; Nicci French

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

IVF for single women. Bullying and academic attainment. The husband-and-wife team Nicci French on writing together. Stella Rimington and female spies. School reunions. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Liam Hackett
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Rose
Interviewed Guest:
Nicci Gerrard
Interviewed Guest:
Sean French
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Mead
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Petra Nordqvist
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Rimington
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Andrew
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund Irwin
Interviewed Guest:
Bea Appleby
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Ditum